Miss Milwaukee: Jada Davis, 1st Black woman selected as winner of title

Jada Davis (Courtesy: Miss Wisconsin)

Jada Davis is the first Black woman in history to have been selected as winner of the title of Miss Milwaukee. Davis swept the title of Miss Milwaukee 2022 on Saturday, March 19 among a field of eight candidates in the first-ever "virtual" Miss Milwaukee Competition.     

A Milwaukee resident and Magna Cum Laude graduate of UW-Green Bay, the 23-year-old Davis is currently attending Marquette University Law School.

Davis is working toward her Juris Doctorate. Self-named "The Dancing Lawyer," she plans to fulfill her career goal of proving that the arts and education can – and are meant to – co-exist by practicing as an entertainment lawyer.

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Davis is deeply involved in her hometown Milwaukee community as a law clerk and former dance instructor for the Boys & Girls Clubs, and has been an avid volunteer for many organizations – Milwaukee Justice Center, Marquette Volunteer Law Clinic, YWCA, Black Youth Alliance, and Unity Gospel House of Prayer.

As Miss Milwaukee, Davis receives a $700 scholarship, plus she won the top talent award, earning an additional $100 scholarship.

Marquette University, Milwaukee

Marquette University, Milwaukee

During her year of service as Miss Milwaukee, Davis will make appearances throughout the community and promote her personal social impact initiative – "What’s Wrong With Being Confident?" – which is focused on building self-confidence and positive body image among youth.

For her talent, Davis performed a contemporary fusion dance piece to "Dear Black Girl" by Candace Nicholas. She will advance to the Miss Wisconsin Competition in Oshkosh in June, a state preliminary to the Miss America Competition.

The event was held virtually for the time Saturday, and crowned Davis from a field of eight candidates.

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